Ice Melt

Crumb - Ice Melt
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2021 Ratings: #544 / 737
User Score
Based on 300 ratings
2021 Ratings: #324
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
Beats Per Minute
Crumb have done their homework on how to go bigger and better on their sophomore record, avoided the slump and solidified themselves as one of the more intriguing acts in indie and psychedelia.
80
Northern Transmissions

Pervaded by creamy, dreamy vocals and deliciously fuzzy melodies laden with shiny nuances, Ice Melt is a beguiling album.

80
Mojo
Perhaps their appeal is down to singer-guitarist Lila Ramani sharing Phoebe Bridgers' balance of serenity and smouldering anxiety, albeit with treated vocals that sound like Ramani is trapped in a daydream, with eerier synth injections to match.
75
Pitchfork
On their second album, the Brooklyn quartet sinks deeper into their dread-filled chill-out sound, but they become sharper and more focused in the process.
70
Uncut
Crumb fuse indie-psych forms with jazz and electronic flourishes for a glistening second album that lands somewhere between the empyrean vision of Broadcast and the starry-eyed pulsating of Tame Impala.
70
Loud and Quiet

Ice Melt is the sound of Crumb thawing out, getting a little bolder as the sun warms their skin, full of hidden details that hint at where they might go next.

70
Clash
‘Ice Melt’ is a delightful album filled with clever melodies and delicious vocals. The songs sound like they’re just about to unravel, due to the lackadaisical beats and basslines, but never quite do.
50
DIY
‘Ice Melt’ struggles to reach the same bright heights as its predecessor. From the off, it’s simply boring.
JacksonLerner
92

this project is gas. crumb are back and sounding better than ever.

‘ice melt’ means water, and that’s what crumb are on their second lp. the group’s sound flows as smooth as a liquid.

many people attest that crumb’s second album is “underwhelming” and “forgettable”. what i argue is that crumb’s music results in a calm psychosis within the musical environment. thus, this general opinion of mediocrity is simply a misunderstanding of ... read more

KTOM
65

This album was really frustrating, because the singles leading up to it, I thought were great. Started the album, starts off great and I thought this was going to be a reasonably great review, but about halfway through I realized all the songs started sounding exactly the same, thus realizing that the singles 'Balloon' and 'Trophy' both sounded almost identical too!

If I am to rate the first half of the album I would give it an 80 to maaaybe an 85, I loved it, the snare sounds of Crumb are ... read more

AngelHerntz
89

Tuve la fortuna de conocer a Crumb hace un par de años en el canal de YouTube llamado Nice Guys; allí bullen una cantidad exorbitante de artistas de una alta calidad, desgraciadamente no he encontrado ninguna de ellas aquí, o si las hallé no fueron valoradas como en realidad lo debía. Fue una sorpresa el volverme a topar con Crumb aquí, y si hasta aquí llegaron fue por mérito propio, en realidad es bien merecido. Los originarios de ... read more

rryanlaker
NR

so much better than their debut

deckerd
78

Crumb's sophomore LP is more of the same, which is fine but I'd love to see them experiment more.

plataypus
80

the vibes of this album are on point. I especially like how the first few tracks hit. Whenever I listen to crumb I feel like I can zone out into the beat and vocals so much that my head feels like it will fall off.

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Track List

1Up & Down
3:23
73
2BNR
3:01
84
3Seeds
3:21
73
4L.A.
2:17
73
5Gone
3:32
78
6Retreat!
1:30
66
7Trophy
3:12
72
8Balloon
3:05
78
9Tunnel (all that you had)
3:37
72
10Ice Melt
2:28
70
Total Length: 29 minutes
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Added on: April 14, 2021